Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Hearing on Assisted Opening Knives
Customs Notice 17-13

Ottawa, May 9, 2017

1. This Notice is to advise interested parties that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has scheduled a hearing to consider whether two particular assisted opening knives are prohibited weapons.

2. The case relates to knives which have two thumb studs on the blade, independent of the handle, which engage an internal torsion mechanism (i.e. assisted opening) to open the knife blade. Following the hearing, the CITT will decide whether these knives are prohibited which might impact future importation of such goods.

3. For more detailed information concerning the hearing, please consult the Canada Gazette. For further information regarding the CITT hearing process please contact:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal
15th Floor
333 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7

Telephone: 613-990-2452
Telephone: 1-855-307-2488

4. CBSA’s policy on the importation of prohibited weapons, is available in Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices. For further information on this policy, please contact:

Commercial Programs Directorate
Other Government Department Programs Unit
Canada Border Services Agency
171 Slater Avenue, 8th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H7

Telephone: 613-954-7631

5. For specific information on the goods and legislative provisions in issue, please contact:

Recourse Directorate
Trade Litigation Unit
Canada Border Services Agency
333 North River Rd, 11th floor Tower A
Ottawa ON K1A 0L8

Telephone: 343-291-7193
Fax: 343-291-7239

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